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F-Zero’s future is uncertain as Miyamoto struggles to come up with good ideas

Friday, 21 June 2013 09:55 GMT By Dave Cook

F-Zero has been absent for a long time now, and it doesn’t seem like Nintendo’s anti-grav racer is coming back any time soon. The problem? Shigeru Miyamoto is struggling to think of good ideas that would warrant its return.

Speaking with IGN, Miyamoto Falcon-Punched the hell out of hopes that the series might return on Wii U in the near future. He said, “I think where I struggle is that I don’t really have a good idea for what’s new that we could bring to F-Zero that would really turn it into a great game again.

“I don’t know, at this point, what direction we could go in with a new F-Zero. We come to [E3] and we bring a lot of great franchises and everyone says, ‘Oh, well, where’s this game that I want to play? Where’s something new?’ I only have so much capacity.”

Would you like to see Miyamoto turn his hand to F-Zero after Pikmin 3 is out of the gate, or will Mario Kart 8 provide all the racing fun you need on Nintendo formats? Let us know below.

Thanks Destructoid.

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30 Comments

  1. dreamcastnews

    Couldn’t they just do a HD F-Zero? It’s a racing game, doesn’t really need good ideas!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. dizzygear

    Or you could just play WipeOut instead.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. dreamcastnews

    …..Or I could just play F-Zero?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Froseidon

    To be honest, a HD remake of GX (I think it is – The GC one) and I’d be happy.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. fihar

    @1
    I know right? They already have a solid base by being insanely challenging and pretty.
    Surely simply working on those isn’t that hard? I’m pretty sure they can get away with anything after releasing four NSMB title in the span of 6 years.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    F-Zero X (N64, I never got on with the GameCube GX version, but was enraptured, pretty much, with the former!) HD…I like that idea a lot. Perhaps they could push the pilots in a bigger way, also, see them in the pods. Please, offer both original and remixed versions of the storming soundtrack, though! :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. pg17

    So he doesn’t have any good idea for f-zero, he bring us games that are average to good but not this excellent (like he used to do), maybe it’s time for retirement ???

    Seriously Nintendo need some fresh blood !

    #7 2 years ago
  8. manamana

    But that’s exactly where Nintedos problem lies at the moment. They deliver software, that feels mostly unappealing, instead of boosting the WiiU with Metroid, F-Zero and a new Zelda. If they hadn’t such a great 3rd party support for the 3DS, it would be the same story.

    I think Nintendo can’t keep up with the demand on their own IPs in the HD world.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. orakaa

    Damn… F-Zero was such a great game. One of the game I’ve spent the most time on my SNES. Really wish they would do another one. That could motivate me to buy a Wii-U.

    And coming to realize it, that’s the problem: Miyamoto only has so much capacity, and there doesn’t seem to be enough people/studios producing games for the Wii-U. So far it seems even worse than the situation with the Wii. The console has been out for some time now and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of games coming soon. “X” seems to be amazing, but no Zelda coming soon, no great games or hit at the exception of Mario Kart 8 (never been a huge fan of Mario Kart).

    And Wipe Out is nice… but definitely not the same feeling/touch/gameplay. I always have the feeling that in Wipeout your ships are light, floating and drifting too easily, where F-Zero cars had a more direct feel to it, more responsiveness. And that soundtrack…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. G1GAHURTZ

    Quick!

    Get some more good ideas in!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. SplatteredHouse

    @9 In Wipeout the crafts tend to glide above track surfaces, and contact is not advisable during races (typically, the aggressor of shunting will end up worse off.)
    As you say, the F-Zero ships hold greater traction to the track, and aren’t as easy to maneuver. Of course, you also tend to find the pack tending to be more like Nascar, to Wipeout’s F1 – and Wipeout has a greater level of emphasis on weapons and power-ups.
    I like both as they play very differently, but prefer Wipeout, overall.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. dreamcastnews

    F-Zero, Wave Race, 1080, Diddy Kong Racing – why aren’t they using those, all are under-used franchises and going by most of their Gamecube incarnations; would look stunning on Wii U.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. sh4dow

    Man… it’s a damn racing game!! How many ideas do you need? Just design new tracks and environments, revamp the car designs a little – bam!
    I very much doubt a racing fan would expect anything more than that. I certainly don’t. I was happy with basically all F-Zeros (although the original feels a bit slow once you’ve played the ones on N64 and GCN) and it wasn’t because of some fancy ideas but because of speeding down great tracks. Period.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. SplatteredHouse

    @12: DKR. Why would Nintendo build a Mario Kart competitor, and, with Sonic All-Stars series gunning for them both with all barrels blazing, do you suppose a Nintendo-led DKR sequel would have enough room and support to thrive?

    On Wave Race, I was surprised to see the part of the Kinect Sports sequel, from Rare, that looked to be aping it (Microsoft’s terming it “wake racing” on the game’s info page! ) :/
    But, honestly, I think WR is better suited to a downloadable environment than full retail package.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. dreamcastnews

    Wave Race would work as an online game, free to play I reckon. Yes I honestly think Diddy Kong Racing could thrive in the genre, Sonic All Stars is a fantastic homage to Sega characters, Mario Kart the same for mostly Mario-universe characters, Diddy Kong Racing could be re-imagined as a Nintendo roster racer rather than just Mario cannon.

    I can’t understand why that new Mario & Sonic 2014 game was announced, I was looking at it and thinking ‘damn, that should have been a 1080 game instead’

    Another franchise Nintendo has that they should really do something with is Chibi Robo – there probably isn’t a better fit for the Wii U gamepad I reckon.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. SplatteredHouse

    Idea for F-Zero: track (surface) hazards – what do I mean? – for instance, If a track were constructed close to sea level, a hazard might be that you get waves naturally lapping across/over the track service at set intervals, leaving a sliding hazard in their wake.
    You wouldn’t be pushed off the course, or anything frustrating like that, which would detract from the racing, by the waves; but, you would need to acknowledge and adjust your “piloting” to account for the change.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Clupula

    In all fairness to Miyamoto, the game doesn’t have Mario or Link in it, so it’s absolutely impossible to think of any ideas.

    Maybe this is why they keep rehashing the same five franchises. Maybe what Nintendo needs is the old man to go out to pasture.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Joe Musashi

    Give it to Platinum Games or Retro Studios. See what they come up with.

    JM

    #18 2 years ago
  19. dreamcastnews

    @17 Nintendo would be rather foolish to not keep ‘rehashing’ those five franchises since they do decent enough numbers after all, it’s a business.

    There’s still millions who do buy into Mario, Donkey Kong etc etc

    #19 2 years ago
  20. dreamcastnews

    @18 couldn’t agree more.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Clupula

    @19 – I just can’t help but remember back in the days when I actually wanted to own Nintendo systems and they had a huge, diverse portfolio of both first and third party games. Now, Miyamoto is obviously old and his creativity is waning, so he sticks with this “Michael Jackson of Gaming” thing he’s got going on, instead of branching out beyond their meager offerings or, gasp, making something new.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Sini

    Instead of stages, make open futuristic fzero city like in new need 4 speed or burnout games.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    I think a lot of people are missing the main point here… its an issue of whether it will sell.

    Nintendo is more than willing to rehash ideas, but only as long as they know it will sell a craptonne (see: New Super Mario games). Unless they can come up with something inventive though, there’s really no real point in just rehashing something for the sake of rehashing it.

    I will never understand why people want to play the same experiences over and over again…

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    @Michael
    COD says hello :D

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Froseidon

    @Ireland – To be honest, we haven’t seen a console F-Zero since the Gamecube, so I’m pretty sure selling it shouldn’t be an issue, there is a demand for it after all. People wanted an F-Zero shown at E3.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. dreamcastnews

    @21 to be fair though, chances are when you last wanted a Nintendo console it was back in the 16-bit era right? The thing is, back in the Nineties the landscape of competition was so much more different, Sony were about to enter, MS were still selling PCs and Sega were Nintendo’s main competition.

    Back then we didn’t really have the content that MS and Sony deliver, even when Nintendo were up against Sega you could see Sega had more of an edge like Sony do these days, created risky new IPs and publishing the occasional curio. I guess what I’m saying is; most people who now own an Xbox or PlayStation would most likely not return to Nintendo regardless of new ideas.

    Nintendo play is safe, there’s nothing particularly wrong with that as long as the software sells in the volumes it has without a downward trend, let’s not forget MS have a handful of SKUs that they pump out annually and Sony’s risktaking on IP rarely takes off and if it does you can expect a trilogy of particular IP per format. I fully expect Last of Us to spawn some sequels on PS4 since that was really well received. It’s just the way of the industry everything is a re-hash in some way or another.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. dreamcastnews

    I get what everyone is saying here though, and we can all agree; Nintendo have enough dormant IP to resurrect instead of New Super Mario Bros (the worst offender in my eyes)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Digital Bamboo

    I think Miyamoto’s overthinking this one. As others have said, bring it to HD, throw in a bunch of batshit crazy 3D anti-gravity new tracks & include some classic ones.

    As for keeping it interesting, make the machines upgradable, include a track editor, add online multiplayer, introduce a weapons-mode.

    I would buy it.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Ireland Michael

    @24 Exactly.

    @25 There is a cult demand for it at best, I’d say. Probably nowhere near enough to make a profit. Did you know Fire Emblem was at risk of being put to rest if it didnt sell enough?

    Nintendo seems to have two approached to their releases. Keep rehashing and remaking successful titles, but try to keep the mechanics unique and original when bringing out new games.

    Nintendo only has so many development studios to work with, New games take *years* to make and polish. Gamers nowadays digest content much faster than they could ever hope to keep pace with.

    This is why I held onto my Wii while many other were selling them due to a “lack of titles”. It might have taken six months or more between great releases, but god knows they were good enough to be worth the wait.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Froseidon

    @29 – Yeah, I found out about the Fire Emblem game shortly after I bought Awakening. Really glad it didn’t, I love that game series.

    Also, on your Wii mention, I sold mine, which was a mistake as then a load of games came out for it that I really wanted. Although, that just made the Wii U all the more viable for me due to its backwards compatibility. I shaln’t make the same mistake and sell my Wii U :P

    Its sad that people don’t give Nintendo chance, I know their games take a while, but at least they’re finished on release and relatively bug free, unlike most games we see nowadays.

    I feel that once the Wii U picks up (which should be somewhere in 2014 hopefully) then maybe they should consider F-Zero, and hype F-Zero a fair bit, then it’ll hopefully make sales, like an E3 2014 announce.

    #30 2 years ago

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    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]